All the tact and diplomacy in the world is not enough when loved ones are really ready for a good argument. If you take a passive stance they will only become angrier. There is nothing to do but slug it out and at least clear the air. Try to spend some time putting personal plans into action. If you let the day fritter away on household chores, you will only end up feeling frustrated. Try not to let friends persuade you into activities that do not appeal. They may be convinced that you will have a good time, but you know better. There is little point putting up a false front and then berating yourself for not saying no.